I guess I should have seen it coming after he failed his vision screening last week at the 5 year well-check. I should have seen it coming...but I didn't. I made the appointment with the Opthamologist and we went this afternoon. Note that this type of evaluation requires him to make a lot of eye contact with people he has never met, eye contact not one of his skills here. Right away he blurted out, " I can't see it" as they tried to repeat the same test he had at the Pediatricians office. They dilated his eyes and 40 minutes (and numerous joy rides up and down the elevators) later they performed some other tests...1 eye is drastically different then the other so the plan is to try and strengthen the bad eye.
Are you saying...Glasses? OMG, he needs glasses?!? If you knew anything about Muffin and if you have been reading this blog for awhile then you too will be thinking OMG.
Yep, glasses. To hopefully strengthen the weaker eye so he can be weaned off he glasses. If that doesn't work they may give him a patch..like a pirate.
I'm exhausted just thinking about what life for Muffin with glasses will mean for both him and me.
It didn't help that this morning I found a note in his backpack from his teacher asking me to send his weighted vest back in, seems he's having trouble sitting in circle time again.
1 step forward, 3 steps back.
Tomorrow we go to select the first pair of glasses. I hope they have yellow ones. He likes yellow...